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Hurricanes, Food Banks, and the Next Earthquake

Sometimes people aren’t aware of something until they need it. For many victims of disaster, like those of Hurricane Harvey, the aftermath revealed the existence—and...

Banana Nut Roll-Up/Rollo de Plátano y Nuez

According to the USDA, the average American eats 2.2 snacks a day and gets 1/4 (25%) of his/her daily calorie intake from snacking. Snacks keep...

Volunteer Spotlight–Efrain Cuadros

When you volunteer in Second Harvest’s nutrition programs, you not only help the community, you become part of a community. The Nutrition Ambassadors who distribute...

Agency Spotlight–East Cliff Family Health Center

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. –Hippocrates This quote centers on the belief that eating wholesome food is the basis for...

Big Policy Victory Against Hunger in CA

At the federal, state, and local level, Second Harvest stays on top of the policies that affect our clients. This year, the programs designed to...

Peachy Strawberry Medley/Mezcla de Fresa y Durazno

Our bodies are constantly losing water. Most healthy adults need about 8 cups of water each day, but we usually only think to drink when...

A Smarter Strategy to End Homelessness

The path out of homelessness can be long and full of pitfalls. If you’re unemployed, you might not have a phone or any means of...

Black Bean Dip/Platillo de Frijol Negro

Fiber. You’ve heard of it, you know it’s healthy. But did you know you that a good source of fiber can be something as tasty...

Inside Info: What’s in the Bag?

You probably already know that Second Harvest gets food out to 200 organizations and programs throughout the county, to the tune of over 8 million...

Volunteer Spotlight–Nancy Goudarzi

When Nancy Goudarzi closed her gift and garden shop on Freedom Blvd. several years ago, she wanted to spend the time she now had giving...